Imagine the international outcry that would ensue if Israeli textbooks contained a section entitled, “How to stab a Muslim.” Then ask yourself why you aren’t hearing that outcry over this?
Palestinian children are being “brainwashed” with “incitement and hate”, according to an Israeli spokesman.
Danny Danon, Israel’s new ambassador to the United Nations, is urging the Security Council to make a statement against what he described as “the incitement that fuels terror”.
His speech comes amid an increase in violence in the Middle East with eight Israelis killed in Palestinian attacks, mostly stabbings, in the past month.
In the same period, 34 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire. Israel has described 17 of those as attackers, while the rest died in clashes with Israeli troops.
During his speech, Mr Danon held up a piece of card with a diagram of a human body entitled “How to Stab a Jew”, which he claims is “an example of what Palestinian children are being exposed to day in and day out, in school, after school”.
Sky News has been unable to verify Mr Danon’s claims, in which he said: “When a Palestinian child returns from school and opens (sic) the television, he doesn’t see Barney or Donald Duck, he sees murderers portrayed as heroes.
“When he opens a textbook, he doesn’t learn about math and science, he’s being taught to hate.”
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